How to Face Paint


Here is an activity that is fun for parties, parades or football games.

Things You'll Need

  • Hobby Paintbrushes
  • Halloween Makeup Kits
  • Card Tables
  • Chairs
  • Mirrors
  • Towels
  • Makeup Brushes
  • Makeup Sponges
  • Mild Facial Cleansers
  • Water-based Face Paint
  • 4-5 wipes
  • Place model in chair with towel around his or her shoulders.

  • Tie back long hair so it doesn't get in the way.

  • Wipe model's face clean with a moisture wipe or tissue.

  • Apply base paint with a makeup sponge so that it covers the entire face.

  • Paint details with makeup brushes according to package directions, putting lighter colors on first. Use a thin brush for fine lines.

  • Have the model look up when painting below the eyes. Have the model's eyes closed when painting above them.

  • Remove paint with soap and water.

Tips & Warnings

  • Always paint on clean skin and use clean brushes and sponges.
  • Mix paints to create your own colors.
  • Paint ice cream cones, stars, hearts or whatever you'd like.
  • Be careful when painting around the eyes.
  • Never use face paints on someone with a skin problem or allergy.

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